Justin's Story

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Memories - Diabetes Blog Week Day 3

Todays Topic:

Today we’re going to share our most memorable diabetes day. You can take this anywhere.... your or your loved one's diagnosis, a bad low, a bad high, a big success, any day that you’d like to share. (Thanks to Jasmine of Silver-Lined for this topic suggestion.)

Well at this point in our D-life, the most memorable day is still diagnosis day.  Thank God Justin has not had any bad lows or highs. His lows have been quickly treated and his numbers come back up to were they should be. 

So diagnosis day..........It's tough to think about honestly.  

I knew that Justin was diabetic, before the doctor told me, it was just a gut feeling I had.  I remember being so nervous that day dropping Justin off at school.  I called the doctor just after they opened at 9, left a message explaining what his symptoms were and that I really thought he was diabetic.  I got a call back within 30 minutes, and was told to bring him over at 12.  I left work early and went to pick him up from school.  He was so surprised to see me there, I hadn't told him I was gonna come get him because I wasn't sure when I would be asked to bring him.

As soon as we got to his doctors office, of course he needed the restroom.  They checked his urine, and pricked his finger to test his BG.  Seemed like FOREVER for the doctor to come in, when in reality I think it was only about 5 minutes.  He came in with a sad look on his face (he is usually just a silly guy and smiling & singing) so I knew right away before he even said anything.  He said "his sugar is high", which on his meter, meant over 400.  We were sent directly to the hospital and seen immediately upon arrival.  The rest of that afternoon was a roller coaster of emotions.  One minute were being told he will be admitted to the PICU, the next the endocrinologist says he's ok to go to the peds floor. The rest of the afternoon is kind of a blur.  I remember them checking his BG, a few times after they started the IV.  He was so hungry, and not allowed to eat until all of his blood work was back and the doctor looked at it.  It wasn't till almost 8pm that we got up to a room on the peds floor, he got his first dose of insulin & got to eat finally!!  

And then the crash course in diabetes training began.....................

That's our most memorable diabetes day.

Justin in the ER, still smiling! Love this boy!!

1 comment:

  1. Glad that you knew enough to call, many of us dont know what's happening or why. I competely understand you on the blur, after hearing the words everything becomes a blur or emotions and events.

    Thanks for sharing


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